Whilst looking for some stretching videos to share with you, we stumbled across this ridiculous gem. This is for entertainment purposes only! Don’t take what he says too seriously. We added this for a good belly-workout and cheek-stretches! if you want further information on the benefits of stretching click here.
Sleep Infographic from MattressInsider
Learn more about sleep at https://www.mattressinsider.com/blog/sleep-habits/
Inner Outer Health, a leading, award-winning clinic in Melbourne is pioneering in a holistic approach to health and wellness has just opened an opportunity for a Myotherapist committed to living up to their professional code of conduct and customer excellence. We are looking for someone who shares our vision of customer service excellence and holistic values. I know you hear this all the time, but this is a little different – take 3 minutes to read what we have to say.
This Myotherapist position has all the right perks including control over the work schedule and types of clients combined with warm, inviting and clean treatment rooms equipped with premium equipment, complete admin support, and reception, ample on-site parking, a fully equipped staff room, and opportunities for personal and professional development and growth.
To have a look at the ad to see what all the fuss is about, go to an experienced Myotherapist wanted.
As we head into the New Year, we usually like to be prepared for whats to come and look forward to upcoming big events.
This is why we are providing you with a comprehensive list of public holidays and important dates and events Australia wide.
What better way to prepare yourself for the year ahead! Check out the list here and see what you can add to your calendar.
We trust you had a great festive session!
We welcome 2016 and expect this year will bring peace, happiness and joy into all of your lives.
Two New Myotherapists Join The Team!
We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the news that we have 2 new myotherapists who have joined our team!
They are going to be a great addition to the team as we expand our centre's services and capabilities beyond Lena's efforts and availability.
We want to give you access to more therapists, for a wider range or services to fit into your busy schedules. Both will start the week of January 18th 2016.
The TWO NEW Myotherapists are: Jonathon Treloar and Michael Sidiropoulos. You can see their available hours here.
Online bookings are now open for all Myotherapists at Inner Outer Health. Please be sure to choose your preferred practitioner when booking, otherwise you will be booked with the next available therapist.
Timely - The New Online Booking System
We recently upgraded to a new booking system called Timely - it is much better than the previous system we used and trust you will find it quick and easy to do your bookings online, hassle-free!
Since the system changed, you will notice you are receiving emails from a new address. This means when using the new Timely booking system for the first time, your confirmation email may go to your spam or junk folder.
Please check your junk or spam folder to avoid missing any important appointment notifications and payment confirmations.
When making a booking, we will endeavour to double-check your details so we have your correct email address, but please check your junk or spam folder (and inbox!) before contacting us.
Throughout the year, we have posted blogs about things we hope you enjoy and can take something from. With your comments and feedback, the following posts have been your favorite for 2015 year.
1. Using yoga and meditation for a fit life really captured the ways in which physical activity can actually help calm and clear the mind.
2. Taking a stand, whether it be in the office or at home, can help reduce your risk of many illnesses as well as alleviate back pain. Just goes to show that even the smallest changes can make a big difference.
3. Our info graphic on the effects of alternative therapies on cancer provided some insight into how different kinds of therapies are able to provide relief to those suffering with cancer.
4. Most of us have experienced calf pain at one stage or another. Being able to determine triggers and exercises to help this can really benefit those prone to lower leg pain.
5. Pregnancy can take its toll on your body. Myotherapy can help aches and pains that come with being pregnant and aids in improving your mobility.
So stay tuned for 2016 with brand new blog posts of interest and please feel free to let us know if there are topics you want to learn from and have a keen interest in.
The festive time of year is upon us once again! We would like to take this time to let you know that we will be closing our doors over Christmas from Thursday 24th December until Monday 4th January 2016.
Inner Outer Health would like to
thank all our loyal clients for your continued support throughout the year and we look forward to seeing you in the NEW YEAR.
Not sure what to get a loved one for Christmas this year? Don't have time to look around at the busy shops.
Buy an instant gift voucher now and have it sent directly to your inbox. Otherwise you can come into our centre and get your gift vouchers from us personally.
Physical activity is essential for everyone’s well-being. The roads to achieve it, however, vary depending on person’s preferences. Someone prefers walking, others love sweating in the gym, etc. However, the ones activities that lead to fit life and peaceful mind at the same time, sound like the best option. Although yoga is famous as a stress reliever, it is primarily practiced for its wellness feature. Meditation that is often a component of yoga can ease the symptoms of headache, depression, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, etc. By combining various approaches, it is easy to achieve the body and mind balance and live a fit life.
Yoga – A Safe Form of Physical Activity
Some exercise, such as running, requires series of forceful, rapid movements and maximum effort which can increase the risk of injuries and muscle tension overtime. It happens that strenuous exercise engages opposite muscle groups and thus causes imbalance. Yoga, on the other side, focuses on balancing every muscle group in the body and balancing the body and mind, too. That way, you are allowed to move without running a risk to hurt yourself. It is, therefore, recommendable for of physical activity for people who suffered some previous injury or illness.
The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga helps you live a fit life and solve various problems, such as being overweight, in a completely natural way. The safe muscle stretching practiced in yoga, will gradually turn into increased flexibility and range of movements. Besides, many yoga asanas can affect your muscle tone and strength, so there is no need for combining the gym with yoga. The flexibility, healthy weight and lowered anxiety will, eventually, lead to a better posture.
Can Meditation Contribute to Fit Life?
Yoga often includes meditation, and we rarely observe them as two particular wholes. Still, meditation, by itself has certain benefits that require to be talked about. It helps you get a good night sleep, which will make you more energized for physical activities. The lack of sleep can actually affect weight gain. Meditation and deep breathing can also improve metabolism and thus help you fight the extra pounds more efficiently.
What Else Can Help?
There are some things you can combine with yoga and meditation to achieve even better effects. Yoga and remedial massage are the best blend. A massage before yoga helps stretch your muscles and thus makes your body better prepared for the session. A massage after creates a relaxing experience. Myotherapy is great for treating acute conditions, a wide range of muscular pain and prevention of injuries and pain. This can contribute to easier and painless practice of yoga. One of the amazing ways of relaxing and reducing the pain is floating therapy. The deep relaxation state which is being accomplished leads to reduced stress, stimulated blood flow and release of endorphins. This improves your physical performance and makes practicing easier.
The Yogic Diet
Yoga is all about finding balance. Balanced nutrition, therefore, is essential. The discipline of yoga suggests that food is the creator of life force which brings us health and vitality. The food we eat should be made in a way that is not harmful, vegetarian diet is desirable. The meals should be prepared with love and positive energy.
There are many great recipes to try. Here, we will show you how to make two delicious shakes which will replenish your body with energy.
Spinach Protein Shake
Grape and Blueberry Shake
Scramble the egg and cook through. After its cooled add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
All that is left is to enjoy your healthy, balanced and delicious life.
We have just changed our booking system to Timely! To make it simpler and easier to book and pay online at at your convenience.
If you have already booked appointments using our previous system please do not worry, they have all been transferred to our new system, so you don't need to do anything.
Our new Timely! system has some great features including:
While we believe the new system will make bookings easier for you, below is a step by step on how to book online.
Much like our current system, you will still receive email reminders for your appointments 2 days ahead of time to allow you to amend or make any changes if you need to.
Please note: If you have pre-paid for a gift voucher, multi-session pass, floatation therapy packages or any promotions we are running please call us on (03) 9440 9453 to book your appointment.
If you have any questions, feedback or comments about our NEW Timely booking system please feel free to contact us on 9440 9453 or use our feedback form to place your comments.
Did you know that at least a quarter of all Australians spend a minimum of 8 hours a day sitting down? That time includes sitting at a desk at work, driving in the car, watching TV and on the computer. Combine this with the fact that only 38% of Australians get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise each week means that we need to move more!
So why not take a stand from sitting down and get your health back on track?
Sitting for an extended period of time can increase your risk of the following:
All of the above can be reduced by taking regular breaks from sitting. To reap the health benefits of reduced back, neck shoulder pain and even put yourself in a better mood, you need to get up and move for 3 - 5 minutes every hour. This can be achieved by just some of the simple ideas below.
These small changes can have a positive change in your health and well-being, so take that break today!
Check out the infographic below for a few quick facts about Massage.
Your calves are used in nearly every activity you do; walking, running, jumping, hopping and even standing on your tippy toes to reach for something high. And for females wearing high heel shoes. This is why it is not so surprising that many people suffer from calf and lower leg discomfort or pain.
There are 2 main muscles that compose the calf: Gastrocnemius and Soleus. Together these 2 muscles work to contract and relax in order to create movement. Not only are these muscles related to your lower leg, but as you will see below, they also attach to the Achillies tendon which runs into the back of the foot and ankle.
Most of us may have experienced a calf cramp at some stage in our life, and no matter to what degree the pain, it's a crippling experience. It can be caused by a lot of things like dehydration, fatigue, lack of magnesium or temperature. Also not having enough salt intake in your diet may cause muscles to cramp. And no doubt you will continue to feel the after effects of this unless you receive the the correct advice.
Sometimes a simple stretch may help to ease some of the pain and even stop a cramp from happening, however if the muscle is in need of relief consult your myotherapist.
Below is a video that demonstrates some stretches you can use to help calf pain.
In some cases, tight calves and calf pain can be the cause of your shin pain. This will be explained in our next blog. So stay tuned!
Do you ever find that sitting at your desk all day can be really taxing on your body? Below are some stretches you can do whilst at your desk to help reduce pain and discomfort. Why not get the whole office involved!
Lena Yammine and the dedicated team are the authors of the Inner Outer Health Blog.
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